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    • Peace Everywhere
    • 20.10.10 | 07:44 (IST)

    Assuming we plead for this what are we swearing loyalty to? The Government in Israel is democratic , which means that the policy on state matters changes according to the Government and the Kneset , so how do you determine explicitly what is treason and what is loyalty? Some views oppose one another, its idiotic to say that someone who disagrees with you is automatically a traitor and i'm not talking about Arab kneset members who call to the destruction of Israel, I'm talking about opposing views amongst Israelis who want to live in a jewish state.. If one can simply point an accusing finger at another and say "Traitor" simply because they reject the current government policy it would be a blow to Israeli democracy. Avigdor Liberman may act all innocent in wanting this but I don't trust the guy, sure we need to get rid of Arab Kneset members who call for the destruction of Israel but I think he has some kind of alterior motive here.I'm against the settlements and any stupid soldier-sacraficing crusade under the pretense of zionism and I suspect thats exactly what Liberman has in mind.

    from the article: No Knesset majority for loyalty oath for Jews and non-Jews
    First published 01:32 20.10.10 | Last updated 01:32 20.10.10
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